Curried Scallops with Tomatoes
This recipe makes 4 servings with 78 calories, 2g of protein, and 5g of fat each. If $1.5 per serving falls in your budget, Curried Scallops with Tomatoes might be an outstanding gluten free and vegetarian recipe to try. A mixture of vegetable oil, sea scallops, juice of lime, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Core the tomatoes (cut a cone-shaped wedge out of the stem end), then cut them in half horizontally. Gently squeeze out the liquid and shake out most of their seeds. Chop their flesh into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside.
Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes. While it is heating, sprinkle the scallops with salt and pepper and spread the curry powder on a plate.
Add the oil, then quickly dredge the scallops lightly in the curry powder and add them to the pan. About 2 minutes after you added the first scallop, turn it—;it should be nicely browned (if it is not, raise the heat a bit). When the scallops are all browned and turned, cook for another minute, then add the tomatoes and the cream if you're using it (if you are using yogurt, lower the heat immediately; it must not boil).
Heat the tomatoes through, then taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
Sprinkle with the lime juice, stir in the cilantro, and serve.
SINCE YOU'RE USING a large quantity of curry powder here, it should not be super-hot. (This is obviously a matter of taste, but I prefer a mild, sweet curry.) The powder itself must be fairly fine; if it is too coarse, the resulting crust will be gritty rather than crisp.
DREDGE THE SCALLOPS lightly in the curry, not as heavily as you would in flour.
KEEP THE SCALLOPS rare; they're at their best that way, and perfectly safe, as long as they're fresh.
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Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Pinot Noir are great choices for Scallops. Chardonnay and chenin blanc are great matches for grilled or seared scallops. If your scallops are being matched with bacon or other cured meats, try a lightly chilled pinot noir. The Trentadue La Storia Chardonnay with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 25 dollars per bottle.
Trentadue La Storia ChardonnayThe 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, is typical for the variety with aromas of apples, white peaches and citrus. With longer time in the glass nuanced aromas of nutmeg, slight toast and vanilla come to play along with suggestion of pineapple and ripe Meyer lemons. The mouth feel is crisp and restrained with clear minerality and purity of fruit. Rich, elegant and beautifully balanced.